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Tales From Tristar w/ Firas Zahabi [music by theBURBSLIFE]

[photo credit theBURBSLIFE]

I had the honor of developing and scoring this 10-part video series with legendary MMA trainer, Firas Zahabi, from Montreal’s Tristar Gym. An exceptionally wise sensei and strategic philosopher, Firas has groomed UFC Hall of Famer, Georges St-Pierre, as well as dozens of world-class fighters over the years. Check out the whole series below, sponsored by NOS Energy Drink.

Agency: Mistress
Videography: Brian Rigazzi
Editor: Jess Lorenzo
Music by theBURBSLIFE

Introducing a Master: Firas Zahabi / Ep. 1

Watch the 9 other episodes after the jump
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5 Reasons Why An MMA Political Talk Show Would Be Awesome

(Right wing, hospital. Left wing, cemetary.)

The other day I‘m eating roasted chicken and fries, about to drop a new song on Twitter and I notice another round of political grappling between legendary MMA fighters @PatMiletich and @JeffMonson They‘ve been tweeting back and forth the past couple months about everything from the Middle East saga to U.N. Agenda 21. At times it seemed like they might take it to the Octagon.

For those unfamiliar with Monson‘s left wing ideological rep, he made headlines in 2009 after getting his Anarchist Banksy on in front of ESPN photographers at the Washington State Capitol. A move that would make Lil Jon proud. Militech, while known lately for blessing Showtime with his thorough correspondent skills, seems to come from the ‘America, love-it-or-leave it‘ side of the political aisle. Then the thought crossed my mind…

They quickly saw the vision…
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Top 5 (T)KOs In The Last 2 Weeks

Pat Promrangka vs. Mitch Heron

After the UFC signed a deal with FOX this week, it’s clear that MMA is going to be getting more and more mainstream in the near future. Here’s a look at some of the sport’s recent fights that ended with one of the opponents waking up to a doctor’s flashlight. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Right?
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Danny Macaskill – Industrial Revolutions

Scottish pro rider Danny Macaskill tries to out do his earlier work with a new color-corrected film flaunting his bike maneuvers. Who says wearing a bike helmet isn’t cool?!

The Path of Mayweather vs. Ortiz

The kid AliDurrani drops his first guest post for TeamBURBZ with an extreme sports column. Mayweather / Ortiz. Who’s really the underdog?

On September 17, Floyd Mayweather Jr. returns to boxing after a 16 month hiatus during which he was accused of domestic violence. Now he puts his unbeaten record on the line against “Vicious” Victor Ortiz for the WBC welterweight title. You may think this is a David vs Goliath scenario. But Ortiz is coming off an excellent win versus previously unbeaten Welterweight Champ, Andre Berto. This fight is gonna be nuts. Trust me. So while we wait for it to go down, let’s look back at their different paths to the top of boxing.

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Eugene Jackson’s MMA House in E. Palo Alto

If you’ve been following MMA for a minute, you’re probably familiar with East Palo Alto native, Eugene Jackson. After hanging up the small gloves in 2007, The Wolf set up a make-shift gym/living space to train locals in his old hood. TIME takes a closer look.

Chronicles of Fedor

With The Last Emperor’s upcoming match with Dan Henderson on the way, here’s a look at the Russian MMA legends past in this brief documentary. No disrespect, but my money’s on Hendo.
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1000 Miles and Parkourin’

Parkour, which started 20 years ago in the Burbs of France, is now as worldwide as Hip-Hop. In April, British parkourist, Sticky, took the art form into the humanitarian lane by Freerunning from the UK to Paris – 1000 miles – nonstop for a month. Dude ran an average of a marathon a day, sleeping outdoors, all to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Well dayum.

To track the figures or throw down go HERE

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Chaps on Tour 2011

Some well shot footage of British Parkourists doing crazy shit.

Bājíquán Contest [1988]

Stumbled on this old footage of a Baji competition on the east coast of China. When I was pushin weight, back in ‘88 you was a ballerina…

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